The Museum of Hoaxes
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Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Fake Fish Photos
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Atlantic Tunnel -- April Fool's Day, 2004
An elaborate website appeared online announcing that an Atlantic Tunnel connecting the UK and the US (and running beneath the entire width of Ireland) would be opening in September 2009: "The world is about to witness the dawn of a new era of trans-continental travel. It has taken 63 years to complete the 3261 miles of tunnel from Swansea to New Jersey. In 2009, that same journey will take passengers and their vehicles just 8 hours and 20 minutes." The site also featured a competition to win a trip on the first train through the tunnel. It's not clear who created the site, or why, but the site was registered to a London ad agency, TBWA/GGT.

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